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Sweep the Hooch a Success!

We broke the record with 819 volunteers who pulled 24 tons of trash from the Chattahoochee River during the 8th Annual Sweep the Hooch! This event took place on Saturday, April 7 at 43 sites covering 100+ river miles. Sweep the Hooch is organized by CRK in partnership with Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Thank you to our sponsors, whom without their support this important day of community service would not be possible.

River Benefactor: The Home Depot Foundation; River Advocate: Arthur M. Blank Family FoundationBrown Bag MarketingCollective InsightsKimberly-ClarkKrogerRuby-Collins, Inc.SouthwireWEG Electric Corp. USA; River Conservator: Bridgestone Tires 4ward Program, Center for Hard to Recycle Materials – Charm, David B and Gail Chester, Republic Services; River Patron: American Rivers, Archer Western, Chattahoochee Parks ConservancyGeosyntec Consultants; Media Sponsor: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Faimly2Family

Support CRK in 2018

With the continued threats our river faces, CRK needs your support now more than ever. Please pledge your support for North Georgia’s most valuable natural resource by becoming a CRK event sponsor. In addition to receiving the satisfaction of knowing that your financial commitment will have a positive impact on the lives of the nearly 4 million people who depend on the Chattahoochee, you will receive a myriad of benefits for what you’re doing to help save our precious river.


Community Spotlight

Helping to SAVE DROPS, one rain barrel at a time.  The Coca-Cola Company has played a key roll in our rain harvesting program since its inception in 2009, donating 60-gallon syrup drums which are refurbished and distributed as rain barrels in the community.  We estimate 4 million gallons of water saved since the program started.

Not only has their local support paved the way for rain harvesting partnerships across the nation, it has made a profound impact on other CRK initiatives including our yearly trash cleanups, outings program, floating classroom, and green infrastructure projects. A special THANK YOU to our friends at Coca-Cola for continuing to give back to your hometown communities!